Education

The anti-resolutions teachers must make for 2018

The heading of this article is appalling, perhaps even conveniently misleading, but so is the reality of resolutions. It is the New Year, a time to start making promises to yourself that you know you will not keep. Since we almost always end up doing the opposite, why not employ reverse psychology...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 12:00am

Origins of ordinary things: The cardboard box

Every home has, at one time or another, made use of the cardboard box. It is a simple and yet handy item that comes in different sizes. It’s very useful for packing and keeping a variety of things such as food, clothing and even building material. The first semblance of a cardboard box was...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 12:00am

The right to protection from being battered and body injury

There is no justification for violence against a fellow human being and that’s why it’s illegal and punishable by the Penal Code of Rwanda. Article 148 of the Penal Code says, “Any person who intentionally causes injuries to another, or beats or commits any serious acts of...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 12:00am

The importance of recycling

Recycling is important if we want to preserve this planet for our future generations. It is good for the environment, since we are making new products from the old products which are of no use to us. Recycling begins at home; if you are not throwing away any of your old products and instead...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 12:00am

How is your child feeding at school?

It was after joining the employment field that I got time to reflect on the famous ‘porridge fees’ as was commonly termed in primary school. My worst days in lower primary were always when the head teacher surfaced to address the students; I knew many students were going to be sent home...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 12:00am

Discover meaning of some English words...Words with 'con' and 'com'

You can finally become a dictionary yourself without necessarily cramming the meaning of every word. There are many ways of coming to meaning of a word and one of them is studying the parts that make that word (prefixes, infixes and suffixes). Compare the parts of the word with other words that...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 12:00am

Timelessness: What is time?

Time is a common phenomenon that is intricately interwoven in our daily lives but what is it? Many questions arise when time is mentioned. For instance, is it the change that we see in the mirror when we look at the footprints of time on our everchanging faces? But if we cannot see, taste or touch...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 12:00am

Is it a happy new you?

At a particular point in time, some people have chosen to say that a year has elapsed and a new one has begun. But who says so? Well as the Christian year which follows the Gregorian calendar commences on the first day of January ( believed to be the day Jesus got circumcised); the Chinese are...

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 12:00am

Back to school: How to avoid last minute rush

With only a week or two remaining for schools to open, this period comes with anxiety to both students and parents. However, the situation can be ameliorated if parents, teachers, schools and students start preparing early enough to avoid last minute preparations. Education Times’ Lydia...

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 12:00am

Smartphones: Invaluable gadgets in a lecture room

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is equivalent to magic.” Says Arthur C. Clarke. Yet with all its magic, most educators would agree that a cell phone is the most distractive gadget in the classroom. While this is true, the usefulness of a cell phone as a learning tool has gained...

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 12:00am

The right to protection from exploitation

Children have the duty to obey their parents, guardians and the people who have authority and responsibility over them. However, some adults use their authority to involve children in activities that are dangerous, immoral and hinder their growth, all for economic gain. This goes against article 51...

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 12:00am

Will technology close Africa large income gap?

Technology in Africa is making huge advances. But its full benefits will be reaped only once basics like power supplies and communication systems are widely available. Across the rest of sub-Saharan Africa, countries are on the cusp of a tech-driven transformation that is already beginning to make...

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 12:00am

Vuga App: Using technology to ease self-learning

It’s no secret that most job advertisements today carry a line suggesting that knowledge of certain languages is an added advantage. This aside, anyone who has travelled beyond their country’s borders will attest to the benefits of being able to speak many languages. One such...

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 12:00am

Take on what you can realistically manage

Dear Counsellor, I am joining form three next year where  I will choose A combination for my A’ level. Many people tell me that i should do sciences because they are more MARKETABLE and respected. What should i base on to choose the right combination? Yours Neza Uwamariya It’s...

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 12:00am

Origins of ordinary things: Traffic lights

If people drove around without guidance or coordination in busy places like Kigali, there would be utter chaos. Accidents would occur, drivers would get into screaming matches or fist fights, and some lives would be lost. That is why traffic lights are an important invention. John Peake Knight, a...

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 12:00am

Master that spelling forever

In many cases, words with “ie” or “ei” confuse English learners on what to bring first before the other and end up miss positioning the letters. You may try to master word per word where the two letters come next to each other, which is good dedication to learning but there...

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 12:00am

Research; the epitome of education revolution

Research the widely forsaken notion yet it is the core ingredient of quality education. Many countries have advanced several reasons for the degenerating research prominence and thus poor quality of graduates. Well, education revolution is a broader concept, but I however want to dwell much on the...

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 12:00am

Education sector in 2018: Stakeholders outline expectations

At the start of every New Year, people have a lot of expectations for better outcomes across sectors. Education being a pivotal sector in shaping the country’s development agenda requires priority and better strategies and reforms to deliver on this noble goal. Education Times’ Diane Mushimiyimana...

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 12:00am

Why learners should set personal goals

The holiday is a few weeks to the close and most students have already started preparing to go back to school for the first term. The new academic year means that most of them will be moving to the next class, depending on the curriculum at their school. As such, education experts say students...

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 12:00am

Best teaching practices for 2018

In teaching at any level, there’s only so much you can prepare for. Student behavior is unpredictable – happenings at home and on the playground coupled with youthful energy can derail the best lesson plans. As a result, teachers are always looking to innovate, so, yes, it’s...

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 12:00am